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NOW: Gun extremists have gathered at the Virginia State Capitol in an attempt to intimidate lawmakers out of doing what voters elected them to do: pass common-sense gun laws that will keep our families safe.

#VALeg #GunSenseMajority #IStandWithVirginia
Our VA volunteers worked tirelessly to elect a #GunSenseMajority of lawmakers who will stand up for gun safety laws. Now, these lawmakers are ready to uphold the will of the people and follow through on their pledge to protect Virginians from gun violence.
It’s not only our volunteers who want action on gun violence prevention—gun safety was the top issue for voters in VA’s 2019 elections. Recent polling found that the vast majority of VA voters support background checks on gun sales & red flag legislation.…
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This is what patriotism looks like.

Last night, 13 March For Our Lives students travelled secretly to Richmond & slept overnight in the Capitol in order to avoid the white supremacists who threatened violence. We stand in solidarity with them today. #IStandwithVirginia Image
Thousands of students, clergy, and veterans were set to have a vigil and lobby day in Virginia as they have the past 27 years. Due to these threats, they were forced to cancel all gun violence prevention events.
March For Our Lives Virginia is primarily led by & comprised of high school-aged students. They weren’t able to come today out of concern for their safety, which is why college students from around the region are here to stand with them and share their stories.
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To remind Virginia lawmakers that the extremists in the streets on Monday don't represent most voters, @MomsDemand volunteers will spend Monday phone banking to connect Virginia voters to lawmakers to thank those who have spoken out for gun safety. #IStandWithVirginia
@MomsDemand Activism is always more effective than extremism. That's how @MomsDemand helped flip both chambers of the General Assembly to be gun sense majorities in November. Moms will always outspend, outwork and outvote people who threaten our communities' safety. #IStandWithVirginia
@MomsDemand In the first two weeks of 2020, Virginia @MomsDemand volunteers have already held over 20 organizing events, as well as an advocacy day in Richmond, where we sat down with nearly 80 legislators. Extremists can make threats — we’ll keep making change. #IStandWithVirginia
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